I found these cute packages of burlap leaves at Wal-mart the other day. They were only $1.34 USD. I decided to buy one package in every color and use them for a little DIY fall project. The only other thing I needed was twine.
All I had to do was twist the wire on each leaf onto the twine. I spaced them about 4 inches apart.
Now I have a simple yet beautiful fall decoration for my kitchen. I love it!
I love decorating for the Autumn. But sometimes I get a little tired of all of the clutter (i.e.., orange pumpkins, leaves, hay stacks, scarecrows, etc.). I’ve discovered some blogs and websites from around the world that have focused on a very simple, minimalist approach to Fall, without all the noisy extras.
This simple, light and airy approach is very Scandinavian.
It emphasizes organic and clean elements like white pumpkins and few accessories.
The designs are simple and the décor comes directly from nature.
Why complicate things? The Scandinavian approach to design is very simple, clean and straightforward. It has minimal ornamentation. The simple arrangement of pumpkins and gourds below from bhg.com is a perfect example.
White on white is a very pure and pared back look. I love the understated elegance.
Calm and serene neutrals and whites with elements of light are distinctly Scandinavian.
Julie Blanner scales back the Fall accessories. Below, simple pumpkins and gourds are showcased in a fireplace. Their soft and airy colors give off a Scandinavian ambience.
Scandinavian design draws inspiration from nature. Neutral pale colors and glass accents help to maximize and reflect light.
Scandinavians bring nature indoors as much as possible. A cute DIY Autumn craft that does just that is stringing natural Fall leaves with family photos. Very simple.
Below, I created some of my own simple and pared back décor for Fall. I, however, don’t mind a little color. I even incorporated some souvenirs from a trip to Greece, wine bottles from the Halkidiki peninsula and Crete.
I incorporated natural elements like acorns and pinecones my son found on a recent walk to school.
If you want a Scandinavian Autumn look in your home, just keep things simple, clean and minimal. Incorporate natural elements. Emphasize pale muted tones and elements of light. A Scandinavian Autumn style will bring an understated elegance to your Fall interior.
I love decorating for Fall. But with three busy kids, it is difficult to find the time. I came up with an easy diy Fall garland that I just love! It only requires a string of mini white lights, a hole punch and artificial leaves.
Punch a hole in the center of each leaf. Attach one leaf to each individual light, carefully pulling the leaf onto the stem of the light (not on the bulb).
It is so easy and beautiful. It really brings the outside colors of Fall in.
At night, we love turning on the lights.
Un automne guirlande facile!
Just thought I’d share some of my favorite inspiring decorating ideas for Autumn. Viva la decoration automnale! I just love autumn on the east coast.
I love the touch of gold in this otherwise simple décor.
Cute idea to suspend mini pumpkins from otherwise bare branches. From http://www.shelterness.com/.
I love the monochromatic combination of the mums and pumpkins on the steps.
Great idea to use pumpkins as vases for mums. The white pumpkin adds a bit of a twist and elegance.
Here again white pumpkins are used, but mini ones this time around. The burlap and pistachios add an organic and natural touch. They are glued onto a Styrofoam base. Could also use a plain grapevine wreath as a base to add even more of a natural flavor.
I love pears paired with evergreen, but the combination of pears with fall leaves is unquestionable. I love the simple elegance.
Placing mini pumpkins at the bottom of clear glass vases is an unexpected touch. Adds additional color and pop to the beautiful fall stems.
A simple yet festive idea is to use candy corn. Who doesn’t love candy corn? Simple mason jars paired with orange candles and candy corn will add color and fun to any décor. I’m going to try this one myself!
From Martha Stewart, a simple and elegant all white autumn display. For those crafter/home interior designers who appreciate a more simple touch. J’adore!
What could be more fun for kids than cut-out oranges full of m&m’s? Love the simple and inexpensive treat!